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in iranian politics. out of the people and of the supreme leader. hassan rouhani now has both. the supreme leader ayatollah ali khameini has signed off on the election results. making the cleric and former chief nuclear negotiator iran's seventh president. >> he has been tested before. he has given great service to the nation. i am sure he would like to asked god to grant him success. he has been elected by the vote of the people. >> the now former president washed as hassan rouhani publicly endorsed. >> i would like to give the hands of these millions of iranian people. cast ins that were these boxes. i hope i have the capacity to meet their demands. >> they hold opposite views. is a westerni educated career diplomat and an insider with more than four decades of political experience. he was a longtime ally of the late ayatollah khomeini. he has also served on iran's supreme and national security council for 24 years. after the eight years in power, hassan rouhani wants to find a new path for iran. it comes to international relations, we should take new steps in order to elevate the posit
-- responsibility. what's your policy? >>> the military trial finally began today for nadal hassan, the army sopsychiatrist who oped fire at a medical processing center in ft. hood, texas. the rampage killed 13 soldiers and injured dozens more. this morning he said he was the shooter, apoll guysing for any mistak mistake i made in "trying to establish the perfect religion." he will act as his own attorney. he could end up cross examining some of the witnesses he is accused of shooting, cuincludina retired army staff sergeant who was shot seven times. >> i will not show fear in the face of the enemy because the man that shot me major hassan is going to be the man who's cross examining me. that's a huge challenge. >> correspondent in npr's investigations unit knows this case far better than any of us. what's the significance of this trial and of what it means not only the terror war but also personally for these victims? >> imagine if, god forbid, were you one of natal hassan's victims. in addition to the 13 who were killed, some have brain damage, some have partially paralyzed. they will have
the new president of iran is to be sworn in within the hour. hassan rowhani he is expected to outline his vision for the country's future with an address. he met with clerics on sunday. the country, embroiled in a civil war, is the only ally of iran. a big job ahead at the moment for a new bill with sanctions working its way through the u.s. congress, politicians want to punish iran for its nuclear program but the white house is concerned the the new sanctions are badly timed. sanctions go ahead it would strengthen the existing embargoes. cutu.s. is hoping to exports by 1 million barrels per year. sanctions previously put in place by the u.s., un, and other nations, have frozen the assets of the run-in central bank, banning financial transactions. there are tough penalties as well for countries and institutions that continue to trade with iran. live for us from tehran, lot of challenges their for the new president, not the least of which are economic. right, there is a long, long list of challenges with high expectations to go along with that. the iranian people voted for change, that is
♪ ♪ yeah it's the little sandwich cookie and it's wonderfilled ♪ ♪ >> iranian president hassan rouhani, some have dubbed him a moderate leader, but do his own words suggest that the threat to israel is as concrete as ever? knocjoel loansberg is back from several weeks in israel where he joins us now with insight. joel, good to have you today. >> thank you, shannon. >> what is the thinking about the new iranian president? >> there is the central belief in israel, certainly among prime minister netanyahu, that his advisers that rouhani is a wolf in sheep's clothing. rouhani is perceived widely in the white house, in the western media, as a moderate, but he's certainly not. he was part of the inner circle of the ayatollah hoe mainy, been a longtime member of the inner circle of the proceed-radical leader. his eldest son committed suicide a couple years. he said in his suicide note, "i hate your government, your lies, your corruption, your religion, your double acts, and your hypocrisy. i hate that yothis from his own. he's a moderate. he has a new softer face, but still the same policies
and a half long years, victims of the fort hood massacre, nidal hassan goes to trial. we'll have a preview and all 13 of those lost in the gunfire. >> gregg: plus who are other the boardwalk, police arrest a man witnesses say may have inever intentionally plowed his car into a crowd of people killing one person. >> and major league baseball fans awaited the punishment of ser star alex rodriguez that could get a lifelong ban for steroid use. what it means for many other players that could face similar fates. >> gregg: we begin with late breaking developments about an extraordinary travel alert for americans in the closing of two dozens bases across central asia. sources telling fox news the terrorist chatter that the u.s. intelligence has been picking up in the last couple weeks, goes way beyond anything heard in the last decade. quote, this is not a dress rehearsal like some previous threat warnings. the closure stretches across a wide arc including some of the most turbulent areas of the world. many countries are beefing up security with additional troops and military checkpoints hoping t
. deliberations continue after major nadal hassan passed on giving a closing argument. will a verdict be reached today? we are hours away from day two of the deliberations with an army psychiatrist accused of gunning down 13 people and wounding others. the trial abruptly ending deliberations when he took the floor. he has his own attorney. the defense chooses not to make a closing statement. it was an hour and a half to share the 700 pieces of evidence they introduced lieu out the court-martial. the fate of the army psychiatrist is now in the hands of 13 army others. they will return hours from now. colonel hendricks has two motives. he believes he had jihad duty to kill as many soldiers as he could. he added hassan did not want to deploy. >> for the 13 counts of premedicated murder and 32 counts of attempted pre-meditated murder they must be unanimous on one of the 13 counts of pre-meditated murder. >> elizabeth bran live in washington thank you. >>> former egyptian president mub mubarak will now be under house arrest at a military hospital outside of cairo. the 85-year-old was forced out of p
the testimony of witnesses of how he charged hassan with a chair and tried to stop him and killed while trying to protect others. >> this is a long and exhausting process. we are tired and we are hurt. but we are resolved. justice has been served. . >> the sad reality is it could take years if not decade physical hasan dies by lethal injection. hassan did not appeal we should note, it is just standard for any capitol case for the military. a soldier hasn't been executed in this count row since 1961 and 5 sit on death row in kansas. hassan will join them and sit there while the appeal's process plays out. and military appeals court have overturned 11 of 16 death sentences handed down. and that is why the judge here and the prosecutions worked so hard to make sure every letter of the law was followed so hasan's case is not one of them. shannon in ncasy, thank you very much. >> and joining us now is retired sergeant luns ford who was shot sen times by hasan. and one bullet is still lodged in his back. we'll get your reaction to the sentence? >> well, i am glad they gave him the death sentence, ho
back. top stories here on al jazeera. hassan to set take over as president of iran. he will be endorsed by the sfreem leader in a ceremony in the next couple of hours. the united states issued a worldwide travel alert to its citizens saying the al qaeda group, because i haven't been able to get her to talk. on sunday. >> the u.s. deputy secretary of state in egypt for a second time in less than a month tying to tend crisis there. they called on the protesters . go alone but in quyeeth >> the defense medical charity doctors without borders says at least 100,000 people have been forceed from their gnomes south dan because of violent our east african correspondent petered that from the state. >> out there, hiding in the remote bush, are tens of thousands of people. they are survivors of violence. the ports from survivors who made it out say they you are intelligently need help we hope to find. >> it's only accessible by air and foot. many did what they could to help but they are soldiers not medical workers and apart from the few discretionings and drugs, there's little i can off the foun
" he doesn't aspire for authority. >> iran has a new president, hassan rohani, who has officially replaced mahmoud ahmadinejad. nearly two months after the ballot the new iranian president promised he would try his best to elevate iran's position and lift international sanctions. he is set to take the oath in parliament on sunday. >> the official seal of approval from supreme leader ali khamenei was endorsed by iran's highest authority saturday, taking office the country's new president and succeeding mahmoud ahmadinejad. speaking of the ceremony, rohani's watch word was moderation. >> the country is in need of national resolve. the distance of extremism and policymaking in governments and focuses on the rule of law and upholding the law. the dialogue and plan that was set out during the elections and received a majority vote was this -- moderation and tolerance. >> among the challenges rohani now faces is the issue of political prisoners. at least 800 are currently behind bars for challenging the country's leadership, including prominent opposition figure masavi. human rights act
. in iran, the son -- hassan rouhani vows to get sanctions lifted. he was endorsed by ayatollah ali khameini on saturday. he says he wants to improve laws for average iranians. rouhani has not said what he would offer to get sanctions over the disputed nuclear program lifted. in a transfer of power, iran's spiritual leader has bestowed the presidential mandate to rouhani. the new president is regarded as a moderate and pragmatist. as he took office, rouhani pledged to moderation and vowed to avoid the abyss of extremism and save iran's economy. that has raised hopes of the new leader will be able to turn things around. >> as a citizen, i hope rouhani will create jobs and pave the way for more foreign investment in iran. >> the iranian media has been the mahmoude end of ahmadinejad era. mahmoud ahmadinejad's presidency is now over. but it is ayatollah ali khameini , the hard-line cleric will continue to have the final say on foreign policy and the country's nuclear program. >> to cairo, where efforts continue for a peaceful solution to the standoff between supporters of deposed president moha
. >>> hassan rouhani has used his first speech as president of iran to reach out to the world. now leaders in other nations are waiting to see if he'll follow words with actions, especially when it comes to his nation's nuclear program. >> translator: we seek respect based on equality and mutual trust. we want to establish constructive relationships with nations of the world. >> rouhani said in his inaugural address that transparency is the key to the door of trust. he stressed his country does not desire war with other nations. afghan president hamid karzai and north korea's number two leader were among the representatives of at least 50 countries at the ceremony. in tehran, iranians have been expressing their hopes and frustrations. >> translator: i hope rouhani achieves what he has promised. then the economy will improve and we will have a better society. >> translator: inflation has been hard on our lifestyles. if prices remain high, people will be left helpless. >>> white house spokesperson jay carney says rouhani's inauguration presents an opportunity for iran to act quickly to resol
.m. on august 7th a wednesday. i'm ross mihara in tokyo. >>> iran's new president hassan rowhani opened the door to negotiations. at his first news conference as president. he says he's determined to resolve a dispute over the country's nuclear development. rowhani says work has begun to build relations with iran's neighbors and international community.
in tokyo. >>> iran's new president hassan rowhani opened the door to negotiations. at his first news conference as president. he says he's determined to resolve a dispute over the country's nuclear development. rowhani says work has begun to build relations with iran's neighbors and international community. his stance is in stark contrast to his predecessor, mahmoud ahmadinejad. he said he is ready to hold talks on the nation's nuclear development. he said concerns will be removed through negotiations. >> translator: i'm optimistic about the prospects of holding mutually beneficial negotiations. i believe it's possible. >> but he said iran will not abandon its nuclear program of enriching uranium for peaceful purposes. he urged western leaders to lift economic sanctions against his country. rowhani also hinted at the possibility of district talks with the united states after years of stalemate. >> translator: if the united states shows goodwill toward iran, the door to talks is open. even if it's america. >> western leaders want to resume nuclear talks with tehran as early as next mo
killed 13 people and wounded 32 others in a 2009 rampage. hassan is representing himself, but the lawyers assigned to back up his defense team have now suddenly asked to withdraw from the case. cnn's ed lavandera is on the scene. he's been in the courtroom. ed, what's the latest? >> reporter: well, this was a bizarre day of what we thought would be testimony, wolf, but everything started about 45 minutes late this morning. when the judge did show up and major hassan was at his defense table as well as prosecutors, and this is what is called the standby counsel, three attorneys who have been assigned to help navigate him through this death-penalty case, said they want to modify their standing, their role in this case. they say that major hassan is essentially working with the prosecution to ensure he gets the death penalty and that they can't stand by and what much that happen. major hassan objected to that, and before anythinged could be said, the judge shut it all down, saying that's a conversation that those attorneys would have in private. so everything has been shut down for today. we
if syria collapses. >> it appears iran has joined russia as an ally of syria. president hassan rouhani reportedly said iran will work with russia to avoid a strike if possible. earlier i spoke from someone from the plowshares fund, a foundation aimed at preventing the use of weapons of mass destruction. i asked him how he thinks iran will get involved. >> iran's political changes have been fascinating to watch. in washington there has been a perception that iranian politics will be different now going forward, certainly on the nuclear negotiations. that is the backdrop for the debate on syria. there is concern among many in the expert community that this new put until opening with iran could be close if military operation in syria is not go the right direction. we have seen moves by the administration to try to soft and the rhetoric. the president of iran has put out some tweets that imply that chemical weapons are, from his perspective, something to be deplored. it is unclear how this is going to unfold. certainly iran as a player in the region and it is going to have a vote in what h
president hassan rohani. but iran might mobilize it's other ally in the region, hezbollah. >> iran has limited impact to retaliate in a terror fashion. this is a natural response run prefers to use proxy groups in the form of terrorism, and an attack on israel is the likely expected reaction from the regime. >> reporter: the attacks could be launched on israel by hezbollah in the south of lebanon. it's known that they have rockets capable of hitting all the way here to tel aviv. that's a major israeli fear. a strike from america and its allies is on the cards. we just don't know when it might come. but as syria's ambassador to the u.n. said the country right now is in a state of war and preparing for the worse. >> that's john terrett reporting. bam as der. when you look at that bam and when you, might that be the reason why there has been hesitancy to get involved with syria. >> i don't think so at all. i think that if the united states wished to apply direct military force to take out the syrian air force, for example, it could do so. we face terrorist threats were hezbollah and iran
for the "washington post." >> ifill: iran swore in a new president today. ahmadinejad is out, hassan rouhani is in. we dissect what the change means for the country. >> suarez: the rollicking trial of alleged boston mob boss "whitey" bulger approached its end today. margaret warner looks at closing arguments in the trial of the man prosecutors call "one of the most vicious, violent, and calculating criminals" to walk the city's streets. >> ifill: mandolin virtuoso chris thile has delighted fans by blurring genres. jeffrey brown talks with the mcarthur genius grant winner about his latest move from bluegrass to bach. >> when you talk about bach, you're talking about the greatest musician who ever lived. we've so far removed from someone being in a situation where they could dance to bach. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> bnsf railway. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these
nuclear program. hassan rohani held his first news conference since taking office sunday. we have a report narrated by alex thomson of independent television news. >> reporter: "transparency" is a favorite rouhani buzzword, so he duly appeared in front of the packed media. the national anthem, prayers and the foreign media got down to business. iranian and foreign journalists asking about the nuclear deadlock on the anniversary of hiroshima. russia said today she wants talks next month. president rouhani says a deal is doable and doable soon if the west, as he put it, stops the threats and starts engagement. >> ( translated ): we are willing with seriousness and without time-wasting to enter serious and substantial negotiations with our counterparts. if our counterparts have the same willingness, i am certain that the concerns of both parties will through talks be eliminated, and in the not too distant future. the root of this achievement has to be discussions, not threats. that is the key to this issue. >> reporter: the man who spent years as a key iranian negotiator on the nuclear deadlo
into why hassan rouhani's presidency could end up being more of just the same. later, bill clinton ducks the weiner question. hear how the former president puts some distance between himself and the embattled mayoral candidate. you're watching "the daily rundown" only on msnbc. en to hy, illuminate dullness lift sagging diminish the look of dark spots and smooth the appearance of wrinkles high performance skincare™ only from roc® diarrhea, gas, bloating? yes! one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues... with three strains of good bacteria. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. [ phillips♪ lady ] live the regular life. ♪ i've got something for you too. (announcer) fancy feast delights with cheddar. a meal that is sure to delight your cheese lover. now available in the classic form she loves. fancy feast. the best ingredient is love. >>> the honeymoon may be over already. if it ever began. after expressing cautious optimism about a new day for u.s./iran relations, rhetoric from both sides is taking on a very familiar
. hassan rouhani emerged as the surprise favorite in the presidential race after his campaign caught fire, especially among the young. he's a cleric who studied law in britain and has decades of diplomatic and political experience. in his inaugural speech, rouhani said his government would improve relations between iran, the region, and the world by building trust through transparency. to international diplomats listening, that was a welcome change of tone, signaling future cooperation. but to the many hard-line members of iran's regime, it sounded like a threat. political analyst professor saddiq zabakalam says he will have to fight them first. >> reporter: he does, however, have the backing of millions of voters who want them to fix than's economy-- battered and sinking under the pressure of international sanctions. to get those international sanctions lifted, president rouhani is going to have to come om with some kind of a deal in nuclear negotiations with the west due to resume this fall. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, tehran. >> dubois: 19 men died fighting a wildfire in arizona. now s
. clarissa ward, thank you very much tonight. t news conference today. hassan rouhani gave the strongest indication yet that iran wants to settle the dispute over its nuclear program. elizabeth palmer is among the correspondents who questioned rouhani in tehran. >> reporter: as he arrived to face a room full of journalists, president rouhani knew there'd be no ducking the sensitive issue of u.s.-iranian relations. >> madam elizabeth palmer, cbs news. >> reporter: do you see any prospect of direct talks with the american administration during your term in office? shrewd diplomat that he is, rouhani didn't say yes, but he didn't say no, either. "if it were in our national interest" he said "we'd have no problem talking to anyone of good will-- even the united states." iran's new president is under enormous pressure from voters to rescue their battered economy. to do that, he needs the u.s. to lift international sanctions which were imposed to force iran to prove it's not developing nuclear weapons. today rouhani signaled loud and clear that he does want a deal that would satisfy the u.s. a
hassan was sentenced to death. the jury came back with the maximum penalty. >>> a montana judge has apologized for saying a 14-year-old rape victim was as much in control of the situation as her rapist. that is hard to believe. but the teen committed suicide a few years after that rape and the judge now says his comments were demeaning to all women but he actually stands by the 30 day sentence that he gave the rapist. now the victim's mother is still, like much of us, in disbelief. >> i was horrified. i don't believe in justice anymore. it was a joke. >> a protest outside of the courthouse is scheduled for later today. >>> a multiple tractor trailer, or several of them, in fact, and cars, they were involved in this, check it out, fiery crash in western ohio late last night. an inferno erupted on interstate 75 causing police to close all lanes. two people died in that wreck. >> here's a talker, an albino alligator is receiving the spa treatment by getting acupuncture to relief his pain. i didn't even know that existed. but zoo workers say the gator has shown improvement since beginni
. president hassan rouhani of iran said he will press forward with attempts to ward off military action by western nations against president bashar al- assad. he was quoted as saying that military action will bring great cost for the region. it is necessary to apply all effort to prevent it. according to state tv, he said both iran and russia would work in cooperation to prevent any military action against syria. meanwhile, the united states and its allies continue to pair for a potential strike. president obama told pbs yesterday he did not want a prolonged military intervention. >> if we are saying in a clear and decisive but very limited way, we send a shot across the bow saying, stop doing this, that can have a positive impact on a national security over the long term and may have a positive impact in the sense that chemical weapons are not used again on innocent civilians. >> the white house announced it will brief members of congress later today on plans to move forward with a military's right, and it -- military strike, and will reduce evidence -- release evidence of the assad rw
hassan that left 13 killed and dozens more injured. his trial starts tomorrow. intelligence officials say too much information was made public in the warning by the obama administration and they are upset about it and that could hurt future efforts to break up potential terrorist plots. just a head at 1:30 we'll talk to ralph peters, what is it about the president's warning that is causing serious concern. >> a suspect behind bars at this hour, held on $1 million bail after a deadly hit and run in venice beach, california this weekend. the surveillance video shoes the suspect getting out of the sports car and surveying the sports car and gets in and out and goes back several times. and the final time he takes off and blows in the crowd. the witnesses recall a horr foying scene. >> this guy had an attempt to create mayhem and went straight down the boardwalk 60 miles per hour. >> he speed up and purposely was swerving back and forth it run over as many people as he could. >> people were flying everywhere and it looked like something out of a movie. >> in california, they join us with the l
for you. they're swearing in their new president this week. hassan rowhani promising more. today the white house said it is willing to work with iran to find a peaceful solution over its contentious nuclear program. now, there's been a lot of talk about this new president as being someone who's more moderate, but religious clerics holding the real power in tehran who endorsed him, the question is whether or not he'll actually be able to act independently of them. could real progress be made? joining us is dan gillimam. good morning, ambassador. let's get right to it. what's your impression of this new president? >> good morning, jamie. well, you know, my impression is that there's a new guy in town, but that new guy is just a puppet on the string of those extreme fundamentalists/clerics who have ruled iran for decades and made it into the world's main harbor, perpetrator, silencer of terror. iran wants to rule the muslim world. it wants to rule it by terrorizing civilization as we know it and therefore i think that we shouldn't be in anyway confused byf the rhetoric. the real rulers are ex
negotiator. as of this week, he is iran's president. hassan rouhani. but what kind of president will he be? is he as moderate as his words suggest? i have two certificates. hamid debaabashi is at columbia university and nicholas burns is a professor at harvard and former undersecretary of state of the united states. professor dabashi, what did you make of rouhani's "time" magazine article? did it suggest that you that he for one thinks that while iran should have a nuclear energy program, he's absolutely against any kind of weaponization of that program? >> as you know, fareed, no politician, no statesman can be -- can be looked at only on the surface of what he says. there must be measures of checking him and making sure what he says are verifiable within international confinements, but there's no reason to believe that he goes out of his way to publish an article in "time" magazine in which he commits -- if you go down the article, in fact there is nothing other than committing to iran to transparency in multiple number of ways. on the surface, this article has to be taken seriously. as
. >>> and the sentencing phase set to begin monday in the fort hood shooting court-martial. could major nidal hassan get the death penalty for his crimes? our legal panel weighs in straight ahead. any last requests mr. baldwin? do you mind grabbing my phone and opening the capital one purchase eraser? i need to redeem some venture miles before my demise. okay. it's easy to erase any recent travel expense i want. just pick that flight right there. mmm hmmm. give it a few taps, and...it's taken care of. this is pretty easy, and i see it works on hotels too. you bet. now if you like that, press the red button on top. ♪ how did he not see that coming? what's in your wallet? first wait till summer. then get the cars ready. now add the dodge part. ♪ the dodge summer clearance event. right now get 0% financing for to 72 months and no payments for 90 days on all dodge vehicles. it's a reality check. i had my reality check when i'd be sitting there with my friends who had their verizon phones and i'd be sitting there like "mine's still loading!" i couldn't get email. i couldn't stream movies. i couldn't uplo
and a complicated case, is it possible that hassan could avoid the lethal injection and technically given the death penalty? >> absolutely. there is not a lot of legal history as i think you have pointed out. there's not been a military execution since 1961. the military is not set up, the legal system for this. it is quite possible that an appeals court could find some problem with the case that would result in a life sentence. but he could also get the death penalty because he seems to be trying to get it. >> yes. >> doesn't seem to be much doubt that the trial is a kind of slow motion suicide. >> it's interesting. most of the victims' families don't want him to get the death penalty. >> do you want to give him the satisfaction of martyrdom or do you not care whether he is and give him the penalty? >> fascinating case. thank you so much. >> okay. >>> our third story "out front," busted. federal authorities shut down one of the biggest dogfighting rings in u.s. history. nearly 370 pitbulls were rescued this weekend in a massive raid that stretched across texas, mississippi, alabama and georgia. da
trial of nidal hassan now in its sentencing phase. he was found guilty of killing 13 people in 2009. >>> students and teachers wrapped up their first day of school in chicago. some parents are complaining students are forced to walk through crime areas in chicago because of school closures. >>> those are the headlines. "consider this" is next on al jazeera. i'll see you back here at 11:00 eastern time. and you can always get the latest online at aljazeera.com. ♪ ♪ >>> america inching toward action in syria. president obama, and secretary of state kerry are weighing the options as the world waits. if the u.s. does intervene what would the cost be financially and emotionally, and will americans tolerate another conflict in the middle east. and the owner of the encrypted email used by edward snowden shuts his site down, and said if you know what i know about email, you might not use it. a former disney star stuns audiences. is this proof that our culture oversexualized. good evening, i'm antonio mora, and welcome to "consider this." we begin with syria. as proof of a chemical weapo
. addison and patrick, thank you very much. >>> middle hassan has learned his sentence. cnbc's josh lipton has that story and more for us, next up. could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. mmmhmmm...everybody knows that. well, did you know that old macdonald was a really bad speller? your word is...cow. cow. cow. c...o...w... ...e...i...e...i...o. [buzzer] dangnabbit. geico. fifteen minutes could save you...well, you know. >>> seems like jpmorgan is a pinata, and federal regulators are the kids with the sticks. everyone gets a whack. josh lipton joins us with that story and more. good evening. >> good evening, larry. you have a point. listen to this. the office of the controller of the currency in the consumer financial protection bureau going after jpmorgan over the way it sold credit cards. fines to that could be $80 million according to numbs number of time -- "new york times." we reported yesterday about a penalty that they want -- to pay over mortgage-backed securities. there's also the outstanding case of the so-called london whale. in a settlement with the s.e.c., in
in texas has been sentenced to die. nadal hassan was sentenced earlier today. that sentence will be automatically appealed. >> on the 50th anniversary of martin luther king's "i have a dream" speech, thousands gathered in washington, d.c. again. former presidents, celebrities and every day americans were there. >> near two weeks, firefighters are till fighting that fire out in california. we'll have the latest news coming up at 11:00 here on aljazeera. ♪ theme ♪ theme >> as the u.s. may be drawing closinger to intervention in syria polls vin to show a large majority of americans oppose military action. how can the u.s. build an international coalition when its leaders can't build one here at home? also, twitter, google and "the new york times" websites suffer cyber attacks. a group connected to the syrian government is the likely culprit. how vulnerable is america's cyber infra structure to another attack. >> the women who worked side by side with the men during the civil movement the were given their proper due. >> we begin with syria, and how an attack that seemed emin
major nidal hassan to death. the death sentence is something that the american-born muslim wanted. as he believes that it puts him on a path to martyrdom. we have the latest. good evening, casey. >> good evening to you. a few tears in that courtroom today from family members when that sentence was handed down. hasan showed no emotion. he sat there emotionless and stared down. this was a victory for a lot of people, specifically the family members for those killed at this texas army post. it was about them and it was about finally getting some closure four years after this shooting. people like the mother of specialist jason hunt, he was 22 years old, he was married for 2 1/2 months. until nidal hasan walked in and gunned him down. >> nidal hasan is a coward and unrepep ent murderer. >> he will be transferred to the military death row. he'll join the five other condemned soldiers there until his automatic appeals process plays out. hasan didn't request that. it's simply a formality. the nearly $300,000 he's earned while in confinement could wind up one day going to the family members thro
is hassan rouhani. already suggested reforms including freeing up the internet access and also eliminating the segregation of women and he was warmly endorsed by the supreme leader on saturday when both men said the way forward for iran is through moderation, not extremism. but the real question is will this new president mean that iran with its economy withering under tough international sanctions be more willing to negotiate giving up some of its nuclear am bigs? that is the change the u.s. will be looking for. now back to you. >> all right, nbc's ann curry, thanks so much. >>> seeing congress through the eyes of google glass here from an nbc news producer about what it was like to wear them in the hallowed halls. and 900 million dollars are changing hands online. that's why the internet needs a new kind of server. one that's 80% smaller. uses 89% less energy. and costs 77% less. it's called hp moonshot. and it's giving the internet the room it needs to grow. this ...is going to be big. it's time to build a better enterprise. together. a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the us
president, hassan rowhani has sghorn yesterday as the country's new president. good-bye, mahmoud ahmadinejad, known of course for his controversial comments denying the holocaust and his absolutist approach to nuclear talks. pretty much determined by the ayatollah for him. while rowhani gave the u.s. new hope for a chance for a better relationship, he was widely condemned this weekend for referring to israel as a "wound" in the muslim world. >>> the "wall street journal" is reporting today that iran could be pursuing a second path to a nuclear program via plutonium rather than uranium. ann curry is in tehran covering the important transition to a new regime. ann? >> reporter: andrea, good afternoon. the man inaugurated as iran's new president on sunday is as different from president ahmadinejad as president obama is from george w. bush. is he a moderate, promising better relations with the world and an end to social restriction especially for women. now all he's got to do is prove it. those men smiled for the cameras but president rowhani vows to change virtually everything mahmoud ahmadinej
and ideologues. hassan albani who we mentioned and another name we should know google google it because our government apparently has sent. he really in the modern day provided the framework for the endless jihad of al qaeda and its offshoots want today in what they are trying to carry out. every al qaeda leader worth his suicide belt basically points to society needs subnine as their inspiration. he was their chief propagandist and i talked the muslim brotherhood who say he was a great man but he lost his way again. when he was in prison he got radicalized. but brother sayyid you have to take his writings in context. the ones who want to wage perpetual jihad until islam reigns supreme over the world? taking it back to the mosques in america have been on the ground and muslim brotherhood enclaves from coast to coast and i have to tell you it's a funny thing. actually it's a horrible thing, to go to a place like nashville tennessee the buckle of the bible belt and see muslim brotherhood linked groups, concrete links. i document it in the. to see these characters building a multi-million doll
to you. >> thank you. the latest from milan. >>> in iraq the new president hassan rouhani says the country needs to be more open and transparent. nbc news's ann curry was in iran. >> reporter: on iran state television, the transfer of power of mahmoud ahmadinejad to hassan rouhani appears full of goodwill. we never heard this from ahmadinejad. >> translator: the only way to engage with iran on issues is to build trust on both sides. a mutual respect and by lowering tensions between each other. >> reporter: perhaps as significant as the new president's message is today's orchestration of the international press. this inauguration has turned into a world press event. really only for one reason. the world is worried iran could soon have the bomb. and iran gave the media a show. its modern parliament a setting for a television spectacular. for the first time, heads of state from all over the world were invited. with the notable exception of the united states and israel. while afghanistan's karzai and a top official from north korea were in attendance, heads of state from western eu
the death penalty. hassan, meanwhile, is also representing himself. he plans to argue that he was defending members of the taliban who were fighting americans in afghanistan. captain glenn -- is a judge advocate general and a professor of law at the coast guard academy, david webb is the host of the david webb show, also the co-founder of tea party 365 and a fox news contributor, and leslie marshall is a syndicated radio talk show host. thank you for joining us. >> good morning. patti ann: hasan admits he killed the 13 people. dozens of witnesses, yet this is considered a complex case. why? >> i think complex mostly as you just noted, patti ann, is that he has fired his two previous counsel assigned to him, so that's difficult to begin with. and really military justice is quite fair and really we've only brought the death penalty forward in the last 20, 25 years about 20 times. and in 11 of those, appeals of those sentences for a death penalty have been successfully appealed. so if you look to texas, there's been 500 executions in texas over the same period of time. so i think it's really d
that hassan houhani will be a very different leader than his presentedpredecessor. by contrast rouhani, a cleric who studied law in britain, is a moderate reformer. he's also says his health policy adviser, a pragmatic and broad-minded diplomat. do you think he would even seek direct talks with the united states? >> actually personally for myself, i hope so but it needs time. >> reporter: rouhani was the surprise winner of the presidential election back in june when he captured a significant share of the youth vote. now he's got to deliver on his election promises. first and foremost reviving the economy. iranians are having a hard time making ends meet as international sanctions, brought on by iran's nuclear program, are effectively choking off the country's income. on the campaign trial, rouhani vowed to improve living conditions. the only way to do that is to get sanctions lifted by coming to the nuclear negotiateing table prepared to compromise when talks resume later this fall. two of president rouhani's initial main appointments may be real indicators that
president of iran hassan rourhani. >> we are prepared seriously and without wasting time to enter negotiations with the other side which are serious and substantive. >> so what do you think? is this new president of iran more moderate than ahmadinejad? >> he's less colorful than al qaeda -- ahmadinejad. but doesn't mean he's less of this group. in regard to the nuclear program, they are all on the same page. they're trying to find the most effective way to defy and defeat the whole world. so i think the real issue -- i cannot in the way of someone wants to talk to them or try to talk to them. but any contact with them, any negotiation with the new limits in a way that will make sure that the strategic clarity of the need to block iran from turning nuclear will be kept in mind so that long before starting 2014, iranians should know, probably behind closed doors. no need to embarrass them in public. they should know that either they are serious about putting an end to the nuclear military program or else. >> the form he defense minister of israel, the former prime minister of israel
should respond to iran's new president hassan rowhani. >> we turn to iran. they have a new president. some thing he's a moderate. >> yes. >> do you think there's such a thing? >> when you're talking about a moderate in iran you're talking a very narrow as spegts of it. perhaps the good news is rowhani really does have a belief that he needs to change the internal politics of iran that he needs to give a little bit more face to the people of iran that he needs to fix the economy, perhaps through that you can get some openings on the foreign policy side but i would not begin to believe that this is someone who's going to meadably begin to change the foreign policy. >> but should the united states take advantage of what might be a small opening with him, and if so, what should they do? >> first of all, keep in place the sanctions that are there so that they're continues to be pressure for change in iran. secondly by all means, make iran the aur that has been made repeatedly since 2006 and see if the change in circumstances politically in iran and the fact that th
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